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Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau Gov. Tim Pawlenty says the $1.2 billion deficit reported Wednesday in the current two-year state budget can be solved. He wants to work on it with lawmakers, but prefers to plug the gap with budget cuts.

Pawlenty considers new local aid cut to help decrease deficits

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ST. PAUL -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty may target local governments as he looks for ways to plug continued budget deficits.


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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.